• PEOPLE NAME: MENTAWAI OF INDONESIA

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PEID: 22518

ROP: 106551

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Affinity Group: Asian Pacific Rim Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Malay Peoples

People Cluster: Batak-Nias of Sumatra

Language: Mentawai - (mwv)

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Primary Religion: Christianity - Evangelical Protestantism

Country: Indonesia

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Population: 73,000

Global Population: 73,000


PEID: 22518

ROP: 106551

Progress of the Gospel: No Longer Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: 10% or Greater Evangelical


Overview: The Mentawai of Indonesia, numbering 73,000, are No Longer Unreached. They are part of the Batak-Nias of Sumatra people cluster within the Malay Peoples affinity bloc. This people group is only found in Indonesia. Their primary language is Mentawai. The primary religion practiced by the Mentawai is Evangelical Protestantism, a worldwide trans-denominational movement within Protestant Christianity that believes the essence of the Gospel consists of the doctrine of salvation by grace alone, solely through faith in the atonement of Jesus Christ.


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